In 2018, a mystery in the field of extragalactic astrophysics has been revealed and it woke up the curious mind. The study was published in the journal Nature and it has since then paved the way for more studies about it to be conducted.
How helpful can amateur astronomy be? What is amazing about amateur astronomy is the fact that it encourages people to get out and look up. Not only does it make them discover things in the sky, but it also fosters a kind of appreciation of what's above us and all the beauty that it comes with. Amateur astronomy, no matter how simple the ways may be, it helps advance science in ways that may be difficult for professional astronomers.